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Ge'ez ግእዝ Mysteries

Why Learn Ge’ez (Ancient Ethiopic Language) ?

WHY LEARN GE’EZ (Ancient Ethiopic) ?

– Because it is the oldest human language, as old as homo sapiens who comes from Ethiopia. It therefore preserves the words and experiences of our ancestral fathers and allows us to reconnect to the deepest roots of human history.

– Because it is not a human and conventional language, but a divine and natural one, with which God created all things in the beginning and which he taught to Adam. The words of Ge’ez are onomatopoeic and pictographic evocations of real things, and through them we can acquire wonderful logical and natural knowledge.

– Because the Ge’ez Bible is the oldest and most complete text available to us, and by studying that it is possible to remove all the veils of mystification and manipulation that have been placed over it by Romanized Judaism and Christianity.

– Because it is built according to a gematric and kabbalistic system that is much more orderly and coherent than the commonly known Jewish one: it is the code that allows us to interpret and decipher created reality, and the “genome” of God that enables us to know its Mind and Essence.

– Because it is in itself a humanly inexplicable prophetic miracle, which gives solidity and strength to the student’s faith and nourishes his spiritual life with conviction.

– Because it is the original language of God, and the privileged communication channel to invoke Him and adore Him, and also to interact with the forces of nature that were created according to its arcana.

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Ethiopia in the Bible

Job

The book of Job was the second Holy scripture given to humanity, after the book of Enoch, and before the Law of Moses. Job was son of Esaw brother of Jacob, and he is the only writing prophet of Old that didn’t come from Jacob/Israel (without counting Enoch, of course).

In chapter 28 he prophetically speaks of the “Original Place of Wisdom”:

“But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me. It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold. Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?”

As you can notice, in the quest for the original wisdom – like the search for our lost paradise – the prophet quotes only 2 countries: Ophir and Ethiopia. As we know from the I book of Kings 10,10-11:

“The queen of Sheba gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon. And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from OPHIR, brought in from OPHIR great plenty of almug trees, and precious stones.”

Ophir was an ethiopian territory with golden mines, and also David prophetically speaks about Makeda saying:

“upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir”. (Psalm 45,9)

In this way, the prophet exalts the preciousness and wealth of the Ethiopian Motherland as supreme upon earth, and discreetly suggests the answer to his doubt. Wisdom came from the place where Adam lived in the beginning, where he met Egziabhier and was instructed by Him.

“The place whence wisdom cometh” means also the land whence Christ comes.

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Ge'ez ግእዝ Mysteries

BABILON ባቢሎን

The name “Babylon”, we biblically use to identify the kingdom of the wicked enemy (as even His Majesty did in His speech at the World Congress on Evangelism, Berlin 1966), originated with the imperialism of the Ethiopian giant Nimrod (“Nubièrd” in Ethiopic, like Nubia), that after the deluge of water gained power over the earth, and built an enormous tower in the land of Sennar. At that time:

“The whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.”
(Genesis 11, 1)

The only existing language was that of Adam, which God Himself had taught speaking with him. That language was Ethiopian like Adam the first man and like the same Image of God. And even like the ruler of that time, Nimrod.

It was the language Jah had used to create everything. It was a powerful logic and scientific tool, and exploiting that power, men started to build a “skyscraper”, as phisiognomy of any human imperialism and its wicked desire to invade the heavens of God. This tale biblically attests the existence of an advanced technological civilization at the most ancient times of human history, what you find in the Greek myth of “Atlantis”, and we know that Atlas was considered an Ethiopian by the Greek. It also shows that we can develop the most advanced technology from that original language.

Babièl ባቤል, as it is originally named in the Book of the Jubilees, or Babilòn ባቢሎን, as it was named after, with the development of the Babilonian empire from that very heritage, is a name of curse given by Jah, that destroyed the tower and confused the language of men, creating all the tongues we manage today in the world, latin english included. In that way He deprived those people of their power, which resided in their pure language.

“Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.” (Genesis 11, 9)

Under this spell of confusion, in english we now call the Word of God “Bible”, evoking the same root of “Babel”, as far as we deal with corrupted biblical translations of pagan tongues, and the roman falsification of the apostolic faith. Linguistic corruption has produced remarkable damages against the clearness of thinking and understanding, especially about spiritual matters. Using the alphabeths and way of talking of oppressive civilizations without God, like the Latin Romans killers of Christ, we are bound to be corrupted in our mindset by their linguistic system of sin.

But the messianic promise of Christ is to restore that original condition of perfection we enjoyed in the Ethiopian Paradise, including the linguistic grace of the original Word:

“For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one consent. From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.” (Zepheniah 3, 9-10).

Through the Ethiopian language the King Haile Selassie I is bringing to us, we can now clean up our logic system and gain clear knowledge of the Scriptures, that have been originally thought and written through that System and Covenant that only Ethiopia keeps. You can see that even the so called “Jews” cannot explain many biblical things at a linguistic level, and their culture has evidently altered or lost much of its original heritage. In fact, only through Ethiopic we can fully understand the meaning of this name BABILON, according to the guidelines of the Scripture.

Firstly, Babièl/Babilòn is naturally linked to the ethiopian verb Behale/Bale ብሀለ/ባለ, “to say”, as we have “Bel” በል in imperative form (“Say!”), or Yb(e)l ይብል (“He says”), or Yb(e)lo ይብሎ (“He says to him”). This is also the linguistic root of the onomatopeic “bla bla” we commonly use to describe talking.

Therefore, in the word “Babiel” the verb “to say” is altered by an initial repetition of mistake, like a “BABBLE” of corruption. This word “babble” is a memory of that experience, like the same latin sign “B”, that is graphically produced by the doubling of the ethiopian Be በ. This double sign also recalls the final part of the ethiopian verb “Nebbebe” ነበበ , “to reason”, or “Tt(e)bbeb” ጥበብ “wisdom”, like a confusion between thinking and speaking.

We can decompose the logic factors of the word, and analyze it better: Two “Biet” በ (Babi-) mean “house/building/elaboration” ; “Lamied” ለ (-lo-) means “high” ; “Non” ነ (-n) means “judgment”. It is the high house without foundation built on the sands, the Lord Iyesus Krestos told about, that fell down when the rain came.

The overall gematric value of the word is 84, i.e. it is related to Fie (ፈ) as a concept of flight and going out: “Felsete Babilòn” is the Exile of Babylon.

We can also use the shape of the letters (ባቢሎን) to create an ideogram of the concept, and the attached picture is our interpretation of this mystery (Ra-Eye Artwork). Few years after the publishing of this work inside our printed magazine “Mist”, we have seen a similar scene in the Vatican, on the day of Ratzinger’s resignation, that we post in the comments, as it can deepen the meditation.

 

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Haile Selassie I - Anecdotes

The Pool Game

“As a child, I found it hard to understand: on the one hand the emperor was part of our extended family – my grandfather, Ras Kassa Hailu, was his cousin and one of his most loyal companions from childhood to old age – yet at the same time he was unapproachable; he was the King of Kings, Abbaba Janhoy, the Great Father of the Nation, and everyone around him would bow and prostrate themselves as a sign of their great reverence for him. I, too, always found him to be surrounded by this imperial aura except for one single occasion. This encounter took place in the 1960s in Eritrea. The emperor had come to Asmara and taken up residence during his visit at the Viceroy’s palace, my father’s official seat of administration as governor-general of the then-province of Eritrea. When Haile Selassie and his cousin Ras Imru came to call on us one afternoon at my father’s private residence in the palace grounds, the emperor’s interest was piqued by the pool room. Evidently he felt inclined to have a game of pool. He slapped Ras Imru – who was actually several years younger than his cousin but looked somewhat older – on the shoulder and said: ‘Come on, old man! Can you still remember how we used to play in Lij Iyasu’s house when we were boys ? Let’s see if you’re still up to it !’. Ras Imru laughed, and the emperor took off his suit jacket and handed it to my father. ‘Come on, Asserate, you too!’, Ras Imru challenged my father. His Majesty’s jacket was duly passed to me, and the emperor broke off. Even after just a few shots, it was apparent that Haile Selassie was markedly superior to his cousin and his kinsman – though none of us or any of our acquaintances had ever seen the emperor with a pool cue in his hand. This was the first and only time I ever saw the emperor in shirt sleeves. All the gravitas of his office had fallen away from him, and at this moment he was just an ordinary person enjoying a game. I stood there rooted to the spot. Holding the emperor’s jacket in my outstretched hand, I watched enthralled as the emperor potted ball after ball. After the final one, the black eight-ball, had also disappeared into one of the pockets, he laid his cue aside and I passed him his suit jacket. He slipped into it, and in a trice he was transformed back into the Emperor of Ethiopia.”

(Taken from “King of Kings”, Asfa-Wossen Asserate, Haus Publishing, 2015 p. xx)

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Haile Selassie I - Testimonies

EL MUNDO (Puerto Rico Newspaper) – W.K. Mayo, 28th of February 1967

EL MUNDO (Puerto Rico)
W.K. Mayo, 28th of February 1967 pag. 7
Translation from Spanish

SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA: EMPEROR AND KNIGHT

When few days ago, the Emperor of Ethiopia reached Washington in official visit, President Johnson has received him at the door of the White House, saying: ‘It is a great honor for me to receive the visit of a personality as honorable as Your Majesty’.

In the words of President Johnson there was not any emphasis of protocol, nor diplomatic flattery. They were spontaneously sincere.

Haile Selassie, the Lion of Judah, historical relic of a past that is lost in the legends’ mist – Solomon and the Queen of Sheba -, is today without doubt the world figure with the highest personal relevance.

In a time of democratization and republicanism, of industrial progress, of modernization, Haile Selassie, absolute king, is the keystone of a pre-historic feudal regime. And, despite this, all the world respects him.

Africa, since about 15 years, has been agitated by a tremendous revolution. Colonies have been liberated. There have been convulsions, uprisings, military coups, civil wars… Only Ethiopia remains calm, like an island in the middle of a rough sea.

In the last 25 years, the furious gale of history has swept away figures like Hitler and Mussolini, Victor Emmanuel and Faruk, Stalin and Krushev, Peron and Batista, Lumumba and Krumah … In turn, Haile Selassie continues unharmed upon his throne of Lion of Judah.

Why ? Because this weedy little man is temperamentally a giant.

In 1935-36, when all the world humiliated itself before Hitler and Mussolini, Haile Selassie accomplished the feat of confronting fascism.

(…)

He struggled with staffs and stones against a modernly equipped army… He seemed like a Don Quixote. And he was. A black Don Quixote.

He lost the battle, but won the war.

Haile Selassie is a memorable historic myth in this second half of the 20th century.

This was the meaning of the words of President Johnson, that he said few day ago, in the porch of the White House.

The United States also owes a special debt of gratitude to the Emperor of Ethiopia.

Although old, he was one of the few heads of state who came to Washington, in the mournful days of late November 1963, to attend the funeral of President Kennedy.

The funeral procession, from the Capitol to the Arlington cemetery, thanks to the TV, the whole world witnessed it. Haile Selassie was there.

Now, having finished his official duties, he came especially to New York to visit a certain person…

The newspapers published on the front page the photograph of Haile Selassie, received by Jacqueline Kennedy, at the door of her house, in the Fifth Street.

That an Emperor moves to pay a tribute to a lady, it reflects three things: the change of times, the caliber of the lady and the integrity of the visitor.

Haile Selassie, in addition to being the Lion of Judah, he is a great knight (gentleman).”

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Ethiopia in Western Culture

Diodorus Siculus

In the wake of the ancient historiography and Greek tradition that we have already illustrated, the great historian of Sicilian origins Diodorus (I century a.C.) dedicated the Third Book of his “Historical Library” to the Ethiopians, immediately associated with Atlas (Etièl) and his mythology. Diodorus states:

Now the Ethiopians, as historians relate, were the first of all men and the proofs of this statement, they say, are manifest. For that they did not come into their land as immigrants from abroad but were natives of it and so justly bear the name of ‘autochthones’​ is, they maintain, conceded by practically all men; furthermore, that those who dwell beneath the noon-day sun were, in all likelihood, the first to be generated by the earth, is clear to all; since, inasmuch as it was the warmth of the sun which, at the generation of the universe, dried up the earth when it was still wet and impregnated it with life,​ it is reasonable to suppose that the region which was nearest the sun was the first to bring forth living creatures..

Thus, once again, the Ethiopian origin of man is clearly affirmed, due to the fact that the sun rises from Ethiopia, and therefore life follow the same order of manifestation. “Autochthones” literally means “sprung from the soil itself”, like Adam in the Bible. Diodorus continues:

And they say that they were the first to be taught to honour the gods and to hold sacrifices and processions and festivals and the other rites by which men honour the deity; and that in consequence their piety has been published abroad among all men, and it is generally held that the sacrifices practised among the Ethiopians are those which are the most pleasing to heaven. As witness to this they call upon the poet who is perhaps the oldest and certainly the most venerated among the Greeks (Homer); for in the Iliad he represents both Zeus and the rest of the gods with him as absent on a visit to Ethiopia to share in the sacrifices and the banquet which were given annually by the Ethiopians for all the gods together.

After the Ethiopian racial origin of man, the origin of religious culture from Ethiopia is affirmed, as well as her special spiritual sanctity among all peoples. This confirms the biblical identity of Israel and Ethiopia, and the fact that all biblical culture was generated by the antediluvian Ethiopian patriarchs, like Enoch.

And they state that, by reason of their piety towards the deity, they manifestly enjoy the favour of the gods, inasmuch as they have never experienced the rule of an invader from abroad; for from all time they have enjoyed a state of freedom and of peace one with another, and although many and powerful rulers have made war upon them, not one of these has succeeded in his undertaking. Cambyses,​ for instance, they say, who made war upon them with a great force, both lost all his army and was himself exposed to the greatest peril; Semiramis also, who through the magnitude of her undertakings and achievements has become renowned, after advancing a short distance into Ethiopia gave up her campaign against the whole nation; and Heracles and Dionysus, although they visited all the inhabited earth, failed to subdue the Ethiopians alone who dwell above Egypt, both because of the piety of these men and because of the insurmountable difficulties involved in the attempt.

Here the idea of Ethiopia’s eternal independence appears, guaranteed by the presence of the Ark of the Covenant and the Sovereignty of Zion, that gave victory over any foreign aggression and even against Hercules the strongest. Independence that will be defended for another two millennia after the writings of Diodorus, until the glorious victory over the fascists. According to Diodorus, even Hercules and Dionysus tried to subjugate the Ethiopians, and failed.

“They say also that the Egyptians are colonists sent out by the Ethiopians, Osiris having been the leader of the colony. For, speaking generally, what is now Egypt, they maintain, was not land but sea when in the beginning the universe was being formed; afterwards, however, as the Nile during the times of its inundation carried down the mud from Ethiopia, land was gradually built up from the deposit. Also the statement that all the land of the Egyptians is alluvial silt deposited by the river receives the clearest proof, in their opinion, from what takes place at the outlets of the Nile; for as each year new mud is continually gathered together at the mouths of the river, the sea is observed being thrust back by the deposited silt and the land receiving the increase. And the larger part of the customs of the Egyptians are, they hold, Ethiopian, the colonists still preserving their ancient manners. For instance, the belief that their kings are gods, the very special attention which they pay to their burials, and many other matters of a similar nature are Ethiopian practices, while the shapes of their statues and the forms of their letters are Ethiopian“.

Diodorus affirms that the royal, the funeral and the religious tradition of Egypt are of Ethiopian derivation, as well as the forms of the letters in their alphabet. The Nile originates in Ethiopia, and it is perfectly reasonable to believe that its civilization developed from its high source on the Ethiopian plateau, downwards to the Mediterranean sea. This also explains why the Ge’ez word for Egypt, G(e)btz ግብጽ, comes from the word G(e)b ግብ, meaning “Pit”, the Pit in which the river Nile flows down. The ancient Egyptian language calls the same earth soil as “GEB”.

In chapter 5, the Sicilian historian finally describes the spiritual authority of the King of Ethiopia, chosen by “Divine Providence”, and worshipped as a god. He also speaks about his attachment to ethiopian ancient legal traditions, and his renowned “solomonic” wisdom and justice, for example his mercy towards those sentenced to death. All this fits perfectly with all the principles guarded today by the Rastafarian people.

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Haile Selassie I - Teachings

Education must be the Principal

“The general happiness of mankind today is rather scant and insecure; but We should have to live and do Our best to ameliorate it. Education of the youth is the surest guarantee of a better life. Therefore, among the many projects undertaken for the welfare and prosperity of Ethiopia, We have planned that education be the principal. Many foreign teachers have been brought in to feed the youth like a gardener feeds his plants with fresh water.” #QHS

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Ethiopia in the Bible

Moses, Jethro and Zipphora

Even Moses testified the prophetical relevance of Ethiopia as motherland of Mankind. He is the greatest prophet of old, about whom it has been said in the Scripture:

And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face” (Deuteronomy 34, 10)

When Moses realized his own calling and racial identity as child of Israel, he departed from the idolatric and oppressive court of Egypt: he killed an egyptian man, as symbolic denial of that system, and took refuge in Midian, at that time an Ethiopian colony ruled by the Ethiopian Priest and King Jethro (Yotor):

Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well. Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock…” (Exodus 2, 15-16)

Jethro was a descendant of Melchisedek and Ethièl: in fact, he was priest and king in the same time, and the validity of his priesthood was acknowledged by the children of Israel, who participate into his rite and sacrifice (Exodus 18). This valid priesthood, existing before the Levites, was the Order of Melchisedek, he had inherited from his forefather. Similarly to Abraham with Melchisedek, Moses bowed down unto Jethro the Ethiopian in submission:

“And Moses went out to meet his father in law, and did obeisance, and kissed him” (Exodus 18,7)

Having dismissed the pagan robes of the Egyptians, Moses rebuilt his own identity following the authority and education of Jethro the Ethiopian, that taught him all the secrets of Priesthood and Kingdom also. It is a good example of this when he told Moses to rationally organize the administration of justice, establishing subordinate judges to solve the disputes of the people (Exodus 18). This is said in the same chapter where Jethro leads the liturgy of the children of Israel.

Moses married the daughter of Jethro, that thus became his father-in-law. Therefore, Moses was completely adopted by an Ethiopian family and was filled with Ethiopian knowledge to face his prophetical ministry. There, among the Ethiopians, God revealed Himself:

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed (…) God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.” (Exodus 3, 1-4)

Zipphora, his ethiopian wife, became the queen of the nation of Israel, companion of His greatest prophet and Law-giver, as symbol of the divine motherland and physical racial essence of the kingdom of God.

When the Levitic family of Moses saw his Ethiopian wife, they became jelous and hostile, for Moses had taken as wife a stranger. But it was not a stranger indeed, therefore Egziabhier sent a terrible punishment of leprosy against those ones without understanding (Numbers 12). Their doom is allegorically the same of all those trying to deny Ethiopia her rightful divine place as original biblical motherland.

And talking about Christ, the second Law-Giver, Moses prophecied about the coming of a Prophet of Ethiopian Knowledge and Order, like himself, saying:

“The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken” (Deuteronomy 18, 15)

 

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Haile Selassie I - Anecdotes

The Age of the World

“One evening at the dinner table a conversation was going on in French between some of the guests. Suddenly the Emperor turned to me and asked, ‘What do you believe? How old is the world?’ #QHS

‘If we are to believe the Bible,” I said, “it is about six thousand years old.’

‘Impossible,’ someone spoke up. ‘It is at least six million years old.’ This person attempted to explain how scientists had discovered certain animals in artic regions and how they reasoned that the world must be millions of years old to allow time for all the changes in the earth to come about.

‘To me it is not a question that concerns my salvation,’ I replied ‘and I never argue with anyone as to how old the earth is.’

The Emperor agreed at once, saying, ‘That is true. Salvation is sure, and these things really do not matter. #QHS

(Taken from: “For God and Emperor”, Herbert and Della Hanson, 1958, page 150)

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Haile Selassie I - Laws and Government

Ethiopia: 13 Months of Sunshine

Ethiopia: 13 Months of Sunshine” was an official motto of the Imperial Government to powerfully summarize the unique climate of the country, ideal for man as it is the original Paradise of Adam.

At the same time, the sentence would show an intelligent reference to the special cultural antiquity and vitality of the nation, having a peculiar system of calendar made of 13 months (12 months of 30 days + Pagumiè short month of 5/6 days).

Prophetically, it recalled to I&I the words of Saint John about the Kingdom of Christ:

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” (Revelation 21, 23-25)

Few people know that behind that intense motto, spiritual and temporal alike, there was a great ethiopian genius, minister of His Majesty Haile Selassie in building up the foundations of modern Ethiopia, Hapte-Selassie Tafesse, Founder of Ethiopian Tourism.

His legacy represents an essential cultural, artistic and technical wealth for Ethiopia and mankind, that his descendant is now striving to keep alive in these times, speaking about his deeds and carrying on his projects. They are coming soon with very interesting and useful educational works that deserve to be supported, you can find further information here:

www.hapte-selassie.com